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15 May 2019 BBT Forum InterContinental London - The O2 The BBT Forum will explore three key themes: digitalisation, departmental influence and assessing ‘new’ risk. It will begin with a keynote speech that will redefine the perception of mobility. Join your peers, network and make new contacts at the brand new InterContinental London - The O2. There are limited complimentary tickets available for anyone who buys, manages or arranges travel – email events@panaceamedia.com to register. Find out more at bbtforum.com


30 June-2 July 2019 GTMC Overseas Conference Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, Noordwijk, Netherlands The GTMC heads to the Netherlands this year. Expect the usual mix of high-calibre speakers from the world of travel and business, plus five Dragons’ Den-style pitches on stage as part of its Entrepreneurs in Business Travel Awards. gtmc.org


9 October 2019 BBT Editor’s Lunch RAC, London The next BBT Editor’s Lunch will take place at the Royal Automobile Club in London’s Pall Mall on 9 October. The three-hour event, which includes a champagne reception and three-course meal, is being held in association with Lufthansa, and will tackle the ever- divisive topic of “distribution”. Complimentary places are available


for travel buyers, arrangers and procurement professionals. The private


dining experience is a perfect opportunity to quiz Lufthansa on


EDITOR’S LUNCH


its latest retailing strategies. The interactive discussion takes place under Chatham House rules, meaning any comments that are reported will not be attributed to individuals. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To register to attend, email events@panaceamedia.com


1-2 July 2019 Serviced Apartment Summit Europe 2019 Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London Now in its seventh year, this summit brings together senior


executives to share best practice, network, map the industry’s future and do business, with speakers from as far afield as Australia, Singapore, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, the Americas and India. servicedapartmentsummit.com


3-7 August 2019 GBTA Convention McCormick Place, Chicago 7,000 delegates from across 50 countries, including 400-plus exhibitors, expected to attend. convention.gbta.org


23-25 October 2019 ACTE Global’s European Summit Postillion Hotel & Conference Centre, Amsterdam


17-20 May 2019


Advantage Conference 2019 Hotel Valentin Sancti Petri Spa, Cadiz, Spain Now in its 40th year, the conference will cover the business travel, MICE and leisure sectors. Confirmed speakers include Sarah Smith (right), the Scotland editor for the BBC and former Channel 4 News reporter, plus ex-Royal Marine Ant Middleton, who is the chief instructor in Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins. advantageconference.co.uk


50 MAY/JUNE 2019


The summit will feature InterACTE, a dedicated exposition area inside the ACTE Commons space. acte.org


19-21 November GBTA Conference Messe Munchen Conference Center Nord Held with VDR, GBTA will offer 30 education sessions and 60 speakers. europeconference. gbta.org


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